Commute home

The design team crafts raw, modern interiors in a brand new space

WHO: Commute Home (


SIGNATURE LOOK: If there is a truly Toronto style of design, it owes much of its industrial rawness and appreciation for reclaimed materials to Commute Home. Sara Parisotto, Hamid Samad and their team have created warm, modern interiors for top restaurants and shops (Terroni, Cinq 01, Serpentine) and have been selling filament bulb light fixtures and custom casegoods from their Queen West storefront for the past 12 years.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: “Do your own thing and love it,” says Parisotto, describing how they approach creating products and spaces locally. “We work organically, and we work on things that we like in the hope that other people like them, too.”

NEW PROJECTS: This month Commute made the move to a new showroom and studio at Dupont and Bathurst, where they plan on partnering with local artisans to craft larger installations like porcelain wall treatments. “We had been feeling this need to create and challenge ourselves to work on new products and ideas,” says Parisotto. “Sometimes you need to change your routine and environment to do that.”

WHERE TO GET IT: Commute Home, 367 Dupont, 416-861-0521.

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